Mumbai: Officials said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started free COVID-19 testing at 244 centers in the city from Monday.
With this, the number of COVID-19 testing facilities in Mumbai, which is most affected by the epidemic, has risen to over 300, he said.
A BMC release on Sunday stated that a person with COVID-19 symptoms can dial the helpline number 1916 for information on testing centers near their home or on BMC’s dedicated webpage ‘http:topcoronavirus.mcgm.gov.in’.
The release said that free COVID-19 testing facilities have been started at 244 locations in BMC-run hospitals and dispensaries in the city.
RT-PCR tests have been made available at some of these centers, while antigen testing is available at other facilities.
BMC said that initially, these test facilities are available from 10 am to 12 noon on a ‘walk-in’ basis.
“With this, the citizens of Mumbai can easily and independently get their COVID-19 tested,” the release said.
It is stated that COVID-19 testing facilities are available in 54 private pathology labs in the city at the rates fixed by the Government of Maharashtra.
On Sunday, Mumbai reported 908 new COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths, taking the total number of positive cases in the metropolis to 2,58,405 and fatalities to 10,318, as per official figures.